Author Topic: CGX vs Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G  (Read 1160 times)

retaweawebs

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Re: CGX vs Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2018, 01:37:56 PM »
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Orion has the exclusive distribution rights in the US for the AZ-EQ6 which they rebrand under their house name and paint black. You have to buy from Canada or the EUto get the Skywatcher version. They are identical savefor color and possibly (unconfirmed but alluded to) some small differences in the hand controller software.


In the past, there have been NO difference in the HC firmware available from Orion or from the SkyWatcher website. Well, one difference--Orion has rarely had the latest version posted. Which at times has been a good thing.

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Re: CGX vs Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2018, 03:42:47 AM »
Rod - the issue came up when the question was asked if the Skywatcher version of StarSense would work with the Orion mounts. Someone (not Kevin LeGore) from SW said it would not because the HC software was different. I could possibly see Orion putting some kind of identification flag in the code beyond the startup screen (I think it says Orion but don't remember for sure) that could be considered a differentiator but without decompiling the code and reviewing it or seeing both source tree's and reviewing them I couldn't say either way.

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Re: CGX vs Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2018, 10:27:39 AM »
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Rod - the issue came up when the question was asked if the Skywatcher version of StarSense would work with the Orion mounts. Someone (not Kevin LeGore) from SW said it would not because the HC software was different. I could possibly see Orion putting some kind of identification flag in the code beyond the startup screen (I think it says Orion but don't remember for sure) that could be considered a differentiator but without decompiling the code and reviewing it or seeing both source tree's and reviewing them I couldn't say either way.


I have never heard anything like this, and am pretty sure it isn't true. If so, it is a VERY recent thing.